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Ogletree Deakins Podcasts
6 minutes | 8 days ago
Global Solutions, Flash Briefing: Argentina Permits Employers to Require Vaccinated Employees to Return to the Workplace
In this Global Solutions flash briefing, Carlos Colón-Machargo discusses Argentina’s recent joint resolution allowing employers to require certain vaccinated employees to return to the workplace. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions podcast series includes additional country-specific flash briefings, full episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials.
21 minutes | 17 days ago
False Positives in Drug Testing
In this podcast, Mike Clarkson discusses claims arising from employee disputes regarding positive drug test results. He also addresses employer considerations related to employees’ use of cannabidiol (CBD) products and prescription drugs, including potential disability accommodation issues and the range of employee protection provisions contained in marijuana legalization laws.
27 minutes | 25 days ago
Workplace Safety in California: 2021 Decisions and Trends
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California podcast series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss recent Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board decisions and enforcement trends. The speakers also address Cal/OSHA’s continued prioritization of COVID-19-related regulations.
15 minutes | a month ago
This Is Labor in California, Episode 5: Current Hot Topics
In this episode of our California labor law podcast series, Maria Anastas and Daniel Adlong discuss recent union organizing by professional employees. The speakers also review a recent memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) acting general counsel and assess its impact on what activity the NLRB will consider inherently concerted.
7 minutes | a month ago
New York’s COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Law: The Latest on the Paid Time Off Requirement
In this podcast, Kelly Cardin and Jessica Schild discuss the requirements of the recently enacted state law requiring New York employers to provide paid time off to employees receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The speakers address frequently asked questions and key considerations about the new law.
29 minutes | a month ago
Finally … COVID-19 Vaccines Are Widely Available: What Should Employers Do Now?
On April 6, 2021, President Joe Biden moved up his deadline for all American adults to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to April 19, 2021. In this podcast, Jim Paul, Jimmy Robinson, and Bret Daniel discuss key considerations for employer policies that mandate vaccines for workers, including federal agency guidance and state executive action and legislation. The speakers address employer inquiries into an employee’s vaccination status as well as the implementation of vaccine incentive programs and prospective vaccination waivers.
25 minutes | a month ago
Workplace Safety in California: Cal/OSHA Inspector Interviews
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California podcast series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss Cal/OSHA inspectors’ interviews of employees, including the rights of employees, the agency, and counsel. The speakers also address tactics, strategies, and best practices for employers to consider in preparing for employee interviews.
21 minutes | a month ago
COVID-19 Vaccinations: The Top Issues Facing California Staffing Agencies
In this podcast, Charles Thompson, Patty Matias, and Christian Keeney discuss vaccination policies for temporary employees in California. The speakers address the unique challenges for staffing agencies and employers with temporary workers regarding mandatory vaccinations and vaccine incentive programs.
28 minutes | a month ago
Global Solutions, Episode 25: Diversity Data Beyond Borders
In this crossover episode of our Global Solutions podcast series and our newly-launched DE&I@Work series, Bonnie Puckett and Justin Tarka provide an overview of the use of diversity surveys as part of an employer’s diversity and inclusion program. The speakers address data privacy implications and discuss best practices for data collection. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions podcast series includes country-specific flash briefings, full episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials. Ogletree Deakins’ DE&I@Work series focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, including roundtables with diversity and inclusion stakeholders. A companion article and other relevant content are forthcoming.
22 minutes | a month ago
Breaking Down Benefits: ERISA Plan Documents and Summary Plan Descriptions
In this podcast, Jason Rothman discusses the plan documents and summary plan descriptions of retirement and health plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
29 minutes | 2 months ago
TECHPLACETM Talk: AI and Emerging Technologies
In this episode of our TECHPLACETM Talk series, Danielle Ochs, Jenn Betts, Stephen Riga, and Justin Tarka discuss artificial intelligence (AI), biometrics, robotics, and other emerging technologies, and the compliance issues that arise from their use, including privacy concerns.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Third Thursdays with Ruthie: The SAFE Workers Act
On January 13, 2021, the Secure and Fair Elections for Workers Act (SAFE Workers Act) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the March edition of our Third Thursdays series, Ruthie Goodboe discusses the proposed legislation and the current state of mail- and manual-ballot representation elections.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Employment Law Legends, Episode 6: The ADA Strikes Back in Sutton v. United Air Lines, Inc.
Is a person who wears glasses considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The answer to this question would perplex the courts for years and lead to a legendary showdown between Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States. When the dust settled, disability law would be changed forever.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and Employers’ ADA, FMLA, PDA, and State Law Obligations
On February 15, 2021, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 1065) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Charles Thompson and Lisa Burton discuss the protections in the proposed legislation. The speakers also address employers’ current obligations with regard to pregnant workers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), and state-specific statutes.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, Part 3: COVID-19 Outbreaks
In the final episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (ETS), Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland discuss the term “outbreak” as it is defined in the standards, employers’ reporting obligations, and testing requirements. They also provide some predictions and insights on what ETS amendments may be forthcoming.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
California Meal Break Requirements: Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC
On February 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of California addressed meal break periods in its opinion in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC. In this podcast, Charles Thompson and Doug Farmer discuss the three holdings of the opinion and address the ruling’s practical implications for employers.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, Part 2: Hierarchy of Controls
In the second episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standards , Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland discuss the hierarchy of controls, which may include workplace modifications such as solid partitions, air quality improvements, and the use of personal protective equipment. The speakers also address reporting positive cases, excluding employees from the workplace, and returning employees following exclusion.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
This is Labor in California, Episode 4: Predictions for 2021
In this episode of our California labor law podcast series, Maria Anastas and Daniel Adlong each discuss their top three predictions regarding organized labor in California in 2021.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, Part 1: Definitions and Requirements
In the first episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (ETS), Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland provide background on the ETS. In addition, the speakers discuss the key elements and implementation of the standards, including the written COVID-19 Prevention Program, recordkeeping, COVID-19 exposure protocols, and notices.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Global Solutions, Episode 24: COVID-19 Surveillance Testing
In this episode of our Global Solutions podcast series, Andre Appel and Jaslyn Johnson provide an overview of the use of COVID-19 surveillance testing globally. The speakers also address the types of COVID-19 testing and data protection concerns arising under the General Data Protection Regulation. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions podcast series includes country-specific flash briefings, full episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials.
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